Fashion: Look what Santa brought

Ten top ideas for Christmas. By Beth Dadswell
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1) Transparent CD holder, pounds 15, by TopMan, for showing off the CD collection. What a boy's toy! From TopMan, 214 Oxford Circus, London W1. Enquiries: 0800-7318288

2) The Miracle Worker set, pounds 35, by Philosophy. For anyone with post- Christmas party fatigue. Give this skin care set to anyone who needs their energy levels replenishing in time for Millennium Eve. From Space NK, 45-47 Brook Street, London W1. Enquiries: 0171-299 4999

3) Millennium firework mules, pounds 250, by Patrick Cox. A limited edition of only 300 pairs are to be sold worldwide. These heels are the perfect way to totter through the 1999 festive season. From Patrick Cox, 129 Sloane Street, London, SW1. Enquiries: 0171-730 8886

4) `Light up your life' scented bath candles, pounds 15 each, by Origins. Each candle is striped and scented to suit your mood. Perfect for post- party fatigue! Stockist enquiry no: 0800-7314039

5) `Duo Drizzler', large pounds 41.50 or small pounds 21.50, by Purves & Purves. Ideal for any culinary whiz-kids in the family, these sculpted oil and vinegar dispensers will look fabulous in any kitchen. From Purves & Purves, 80-81 Tottenham Court Road, London W1. Enquiries: 0171-580 8223

6) Bubblegum pink knickers, pounds 16, and socks, pounds 14, by Miss Sixty. Cute, cosy and cool, for all those girls who just don't want to grow up! From Miss Sixty, 39 Neal Street, London WC2. Stockist enquiries: 0171-700 6470

7) `Feel Good' Snowboard, pounds 375.95, by Burton Snowboards. Guaranteed to put a huge smile on someone's face on Christmas morning. Enquiries: 0800-3899931

8) French Vanilla Coffee or China Mint Tea, pounds 3.95 each, by China House. An inexpensive but luxurious treat from this newly opened restaurant and retail complex on London's Piccadilly. From 160 Piccadilly, London W1. Enquiries: 0207-499 6996

9) Felt stitched slippers, pounds 29.95, by Pia Wallen. These fantastically cosy foot-warmers come in a range of subtle colours. Guaranteed to make your Gran groove! From SCP, 135-139 Curtain Road, London EC2. Enquiries: 0171-739 1869

10) Aluminium Organiser gift set, pounds 19.95, by Muji. Includes an aluminium organiser, folder inserts, finger grip pen - all conveniently packaged in a stylish clear plastic folder. Takes the hassle out of wrapping yet another gift! From Muji, Tottenham Court Road, London W1. Stockist enquiries: 0171-323 2208

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